Taking care of your laminate flooring can seem daunting at first. Once you figure out the right techniques and materials, it’s simple! You can protect your floors by cleaning them routinely, removing stains immediately, and using furniture pads to keep your laminate floors in pristine condition. If you’re wanting to ensure your Laminate flooring is kept in top condition for the longest time possible, here’s our top 3 tips for looking after your Laminate Flooring!
3 Simple Ways To Care For Your Laminate Flooring
Protect Your Laminate Flooring
- Place a floor mat outside the entrances of your home will prevent dirt, snow, grit, and other debris from being tracked over your floors. It’s also a good idea to place mats in heavily trafficked areas of your home to prevent wear and tear to your Laminate Flooring.
- If heavy chairs or tables get moved around, your laminate floors can get scratched up. Put protective pads under heavy furniture and under furniture that is moved often—like dining room chairs and sofa’s!
- Keeping your rugs and furniture in the same location for several years at a time can cause your laminate floors to age unevenly, resulting in patchy spots. Try to rearrange your rugs and furniture once a year to prevent discolouration.
Daily Cleaning Routine
- Regular vacuuming is important in order to remove dirt, dust, and debris from the floor. When vacuuming, use a soft flooring attachment in order to be as gentle on the floor as possible. Be sure to use a hardwood setting on your vacuum as well
- Many commercial cleaners can leave laminate floors looking dull and streaky. Baby shampoo, however, is gentle and safe to use. Mix 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of baby shampoo with 1 gallon (3.8 l) of water. Dip a microfiber mop in the solution, wring out the excess water, then use it to scrub the floors. When you’re done, go over your floor with a dry cloth
Ways To Remove Stains & Scuff Marks
- Metal items can leave rust stains on your laminate floors. To remove them, sprinkle table salt (not coarse salt) over the area. Cut a lemon in half and rub 1 half over the salt. If the stain is especially stubborn, you can saturate the area in salt and lemon juice and let it sit overnight. Then, rub a new lemon half over the stain the following morning.
- It’s super important to clean up stains as soon as possible so they don’t set in. Stubborn stains, such as paint, oil, tar, and marker, can be removed with an acetone-based nail polish remover. You can also use rubbing alcohol to remove these types of stains